Mission Statement

The Risley Residential College for the Creative and Performing Arts provides students with an intellectual, welcoming, and creative space to grow in an ever-changing world. We encourage exploration and innovation of every kind, upholding a long tradition of bringing the creative and performing arts to life. We empower Risleyites to defy convention in crafting and living their authentic lives, seek understanding, and discover who you are in a Ris-like manner.

Our Vision

The Risley Residential College for the Creative and Performing Arts will always be a community dedicated to collaboration, creativity, and education. We will inspire students to take risks, pursue uncertainty, and actively find themselves through creative inquiry. We will champion the arts as relevant, critical, and essential to our contemporary lives, upholding artistic tradition and embracing artistic freedom as the foundations of human change.

Our Guiding Values

In order to protect the unique character of the Risley community for all who live within its walls, we will foster and further the following values:

Creativity

A passion for the arts, and sharing them with others.

Conversation

An openness to critical thinking and the exchange of ideas.

Community

A community with respect for diversity of thought and being, inclusive of interests not shared by all.